NEW YORK — The National Trust for Historic Preservation has released its annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, which spotlights sites that are threatened by neglect, insufficient funds, inappropriate development or cuts to preservation funding.
In the past 25 years, the non-profit organization has listed 234 sites. New York has made the list 18 times. A section of Ellis Island, where 29 neglected hospital and support buildings are located, has been citied three times during that period, including this year.
What’s become of these sites since they were listed? How many have been saved? How many have been lost and how many have made progress as a result of the public’s awareness of their historic significance because of the 11 Most Endangered list?
Below, The Associated Press looks at each of the New York sites, the year they were cited and their status today.